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Signal Culture

Signal Culture's vision is to create an environment where innovative artists, toolmakers, curators, critics, researchers and historians who are contributing to the field of media art will have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another.

Signal Culture offers residencies in a live/work space in the beautiful village of Owego in central New York State. We believe in the importance of fostering a community of people working with experimental media art and host multiple residents concurrently to set a stage for conversation, networking, and possible collaboration. Our facilities include an artist studio, toolmaker studio, and a print and digital media library. Additionally, private bedrooms, shared common areas and other amenities are provided.

Signal Culture is dedicated to producing and distributing resources for use in the field of experimental media art. This includes documentation of media processes and events, producing e-publications, developing tools, distributing media resources and conducting interviews with important artists, toolmakers and curators in the field. The Signal Culture Apps are custom Mac/PC software give artists access to custom professional video and new media software applications for producing real-time experimental media artworks.

Signal Culture supports innovators working in the field of experimental media art by curating works in a variety of galleries, museums and alternative spaces. We have worked with regional cultural centers like the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Davis Gallery at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Our goal is to grow our programs to feature international collaborations with museums, galleries, festivals, conferences, public art initiatives and community organizations in order to foster contemporary visions of the role of experimental media as cultural production.

Location

Owego, New York: United States

Owego is a village of about 4,000 people in the Southern Tier of New York state. Signal Culture is housed on 2 floors of a historic building in the village, within a 2 block walk of groceries, restaurants, shops, and the Susquehanna River.

Statistics

  • Residency Length: Typically 1 week, ocassionally 2 weeks
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 2

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: June 22
  • Application Ongoing: No
  • Additional deadline info:
    Due 11:59 PM EST for Artist, Toolmaker, or Researcher Residencies. Applications available at http://signalculture.org/apply.html

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private bedroom in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Companions: Spouses/partners allowed for full stay, Children allowed for full stay
    We offer the option of residencies as short as a week to accommodate the fact that many artists have jobs, families, and other restrictions on their available time. Often, artists find getting away from day to day responsibilities to be a benefit of residencies, however we will provide a limited number of spaces for artists to bring families with them. We do not have baby gates, high chairs, etc. You will be solely responsible for the safety and supervision of any children and for ensuring that they do not interfere with other residents.
  • Accessibility: no
    Must be able to climb 2 flights of stairs

Residency Fees

None

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

68 North Avenue, 3rd Floor
Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
United States